Notification of Commencement of Tender Offer for Shares of Subsidiary

Tokyo, Japan, October 11, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501,”Hitachi”) announced in its press release titled “Notification of Execution of Basic Agreement pertaining to Tender Offer for Shares of Subisidiary” issued on April 26, 2017 (“Hitachi’s April 26 Press Release”), that the tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) has been scheduled to be conducted by HKE Holdings G.K. (Executor: William Janetschek, “HKE”) for the common shares of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. (President and Chief Executive Officer: Kaichiro Sakuma, “Hitachi Kokusai”), which is a consolidated subsidiary of Hitachi. HKE today announced in its press release titled “Announcement Regarding Commencement of the Tender Offer for the Shares of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. (Securities Code 6756)” (“HKE’s October 11 Press Release”) that it has decided to commence the Tender Offer as of October 12, 2017. Accordingly, Hitachi hereby announces the following with respect to the Transaction (as defined in “1. Progress Since April 26, 2017” below), which includes the Tender Offer.